Angst / Gerald Kargl

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“The rarest masterpiece of cinema” – Gaspar Noé (director of Enter the Void & Irreversible)

Synopsis

ANGST, photographed by legendary Oscar-winning Polish animator/experimentalist Zbig Rybczynski and scored by Krautrock synth god Klaus Schulze (Tangerine Dream), is one hell of a gorgeously stylized and shockingly visceral experience: a forgotten classic on the fringes of the slasher cycle. Erwin Leder (Das Boot, Schindler’s List) plays a maniacal killer based on the real-life serial murderer Werner Kniesek. As he stalks through the bland Viennese countryside, Schulze’s music pulses darkly, and Zbig’s innovative “first-person” camerawork grabs you by the throat, never letting go. Angst is one film that, without any empty hyperbole, we can guarantee you’ll never, ever forget.

Cult Epics presents for the first time since its original release, the Uncut, Uncensored (optically restored tunnel murder-scene) in HD, with painstaking bonus features; including a new Interview with Erwin Leder, and Audio Commentary and an Interview with director Gerald Kargl conducted by Jorg Buttgereit (Nekromantik) and an 2015 Introduction by Gasper Noé (director of Irreversible, Enter The Void, Love), who cited Angst as an influence, “one that I have watched more than 40 times.”

Special Features

  • New High-Definition Transfer
  • Optional playback with or without Prologue
  • Introduction by Gasper Noé
  • Featurette: Erwin Leder in Fear
  • Interview with director Gerald Kargl by Jörg Buttgeriet
  • Interview with cinematographer Zbigniew Rybzcynski
  • Audio Commentary by Gerald Kargl conducted by film critic Marcus Stiglegger
  • New HD Trailer
  • New DTS HD MA 5.1 Surround
  • 40 Page booklet includes interviews with Gerald Kargl, Erwin Leder, Silvia Rabenreither, Illustrated with rare photos and Werner Kniesek original Kurier articles
  • Collectible Blu-ray Slipcase and Sleeve

Technical Specs

Austria / 1983 / Approx. 87  Minutes / Optional German & French Language with optional English Subtitles / DTS HD MA 5.1 Surround / Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo / Aspect Ratio 1.85:1 / Color

Special Features

  • New High-Definition Transfer
  • Optional playback with or without Prologue
  • Introduction by Gasper Noé
  • Featurette: Erwin Leder in Fear
  • Interview with director Gerald Kargl by Jörg Buttgeriet
  • Interview with cinematographer Zbigniew Rybzcynski
  • Audio Commentary by Gerald Kargl conducted by film critic Marcus Stiglegger
  • New HD Trailer
  • New DTS HD MA 5.1 Surround

Technical Specs

Austria / 1983 / Approx. 87  Minutes / Optional German & French Language with optional English Subtitles/ DTS HD MA 5.1 Surround / Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo / Aspect Ratio 1.85:1 / Color

Reviews

“The Movie That Inspired Every Gaspar Noé Movie, Including the 3-D Porn in ‘Love.” Indie Wire

“I Loved ANGST, and ‘Cult Epics’ release is essential for any fan of extreme cinema.”  Twitch Film

“Kargl’s unsung masterpiece of distress usurps the discomfort engendered… thanks to ambient score and spectacular camerawork.” Ion Cinema

“Roger Ebert famously observed that, “Art is the closest we can come to understanding how a stranger really feels.” If that’s the case, Angst might be the deepest that cinema has ever plunged into the mind of a psychopath. Angst is a testament to the visceral power of cinema, with all the dangers and beauty that entails.” Sound On Sight

“Given the Criterion-level Blu-ray and DVD treatment by Cult epics is an undoubtedly important moment in genre history.” Movie 3.5 out of 4 – Disc Package 4 out of 4. Fangoria

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